2nd Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 2nd Regiment Militia Infantry, (accessed 23 March 2012).
General Price had 15.000 men and General Curtis of Kansas had about 3,000 troops and 18 cannon at Kansas City. The Governor issued a proclamation to call out the militia and within four days 16.000 man had responded and 10,000 militia were on the border ready to meet Price. \
- The Wikipedia article, 2nd Regiment Kansas Militia Infantry, (accessed 27 June 2012).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first. Five of the companies were from Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas.
- Pioneer Days in Kansas by Richard Cordley, Chapter XIV, pp. 236-253
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Kansas in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Kansas in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Kansas, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).